ONLINE PRIVACY NOTICE

CSC has adopted this Privacy Notice in order to assure Users of our commitment and dedication to privacy. The following Privacy Notice applies to the Web site “leadingedgeforum.com” (Site). This Privacy Notice does not apply to information collected offline or via online sources other than leadingedgeforum.com. We invite you to visit the Site to search or browse without revealing personal information or registering with Leading Edge Forum, however, as we gather information about your usage or as you may choose to give Leading Edge Forum personal information via the Site, Leading Edge Forum will let you know how we will use such information and provide you with an option to opt out. With this notice, your continued use of the Site will indicate your agreement to this Privacy Notice.

Registration

Registration is not required to gain access to the Site. However, there are sections of the Site which do require a password to provide you with certain services, specific material and information.

Usage Statistics

Whether you register or not, when you visit the Site, some information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet service provider, operating system, the service from which you arrived, the page you requested, the time and date of your visit, and potentially other site usage statistics will be collected automatically as part of the software processes of the Web page. This information itself does not personally identify you, but could potentially be linked with personal information that you provide Leading Edge Forum. These statistics allow Leading Edge Forum to analyze the effectiveness of its Site, make improvements where needed and potentially to market Leading Edge Forum’s products and services to you. Generally, this information is kept as long as required to support the improvements of the Site and could be shared with our advisors, agents or other third parties.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a Web site saves on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the Web site operator each time the visitor returns.

Personal Information

Any time Leading Edge Forum collects information that you voluntarily submit, Leading Edge Forum will inform you why this information is being requested, how it is going to be used and to whom it may be disclosed. Leading Edge Forum may collect personal information from you including your name, phone number, Email address, or other information you choose to provide at various times, for example, when you complete an online form or request or participate in an online community. Leading Edge Forum uses the personal information it collects at this Site and from other sources to process your requests, provide online services, inform you of opportunities that Leading Edge Forum believes you might find interesting, and to understand your needs so that Leading Edge Forum can provide you with the highest quality of service.

EU – US Safe Harbor Privacy Statement

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CSC adheres to the U.S. – E.U./Swiss Safe Harbor framework as provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce applicable to the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. CSC is committed to adhere to the 7 Safe Harbor Privacy Principles; Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Data Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement.

CSC is committed to resolve any complaints you may have in relation to your privacy and Leading Edge Forum’s collection and use of your personal information. Please send any privacy related complaints or requests, including request for access to information to info@leadingedgeforum.com.. If you do not receive timely acknowledgement of your complaint or you are not satisfied with the response, please contact TRUSTe who provides an independent dispute resolution mechanism (https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request).

Application of Safe Harbor principles is not time limited and the 7 Principles will apply to data received during certification, for as long as it is stored, used or disclosed even if the Safe Harbor certification expires.

To view CSC’s certification and to learn more about the Safe Harbor program, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

Dispute Resolution

CSC is committed to resolve any complaints you may have in relation to your privacy and Leading Edge Forum’s collection and use of your personal information. Please send any privacy related complaints or requests, including request for access to information to info@leadingedgeforum.com.

CSC participates in the U.S. - E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor as set forth by the United States Department of Commerce. As part of our participation in the Safe Harbor, we have agreed to TRUSTe dispute resolution for disputes relating to our compliance with the Safe Harbor Privacy Framework. If you have any complaints regarding our compliance with the Safe Harbor you should first contact us using info@leadingedgeforum.com. If contacting us does not resolve your complaint, you may raise your complaint with TRUSTe by Internet here. Please click here for fax and postal mail information. TRUSTe's Dispute Resolution process is only available in English. For human resources data we have agreed to cooperate with Data Protection Authorities.

Keeping Personal Information Secure

Security is a high priority for CSC and to protect the personal data you submit to this Site we have implemented appropriate organizational, technical and physical safeguards to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure. We require the same high standard of information security and information management of any third parties we share your data with.

Disclosures to Third Parties

Leading Edge Forum does not sell or rent your personal information to any third party, and will not do so without your knowledge and consent. Leading Edge Forum occasionally uses the services of outside vendors, agents and advisors. We require these third parties to respect our privacy practices and not use your personal information for purposes other than to carry out our instructions. Leading Edge Forum may be obligated by mandatory law to disclose your personal information to certain authorities or other third parties, for example, to law enforcement agencies in the countries where we or third parties acting on our behalf operate. Leading Edge Forum reserves the right to disclose personal information as necessary in an apparent emergency; as an asset in any sale to a third party of our company or a portion of its assets; or as necessary in order to mount a legal claim or defense.

External Links

CSC is not liable for any personal information that you submit to third parties or to any Web site linked to this Site.

Children

This Site is intended for adult use only. It is not intended for children, and Leading Edge Forum asks that minors not submit any personal information.

Additional Terms

Certain features and services of leadingedgeforum.com – especially highly interactive features – may involve types of personal information and data handling that are not specifically discussed here in this general Privacy Notice. Rest assured that this notice applies wherever you go within leadingedgeforum.com. We may, however, provide additional privacy information at a particular feature or service so you can be better informed about Leading Edge Forum’s practices, including how that service may be collecting and using your personal information and opportunities you may have to access and correct your information. Additional terms may also explain how this Privacy Notice applies to the particular feature or service.

CSC is a global organization with business units and subsidiaries operating worldwide. Any personal information that you provide when using the Leading Edge Forum Site, will be retained by Leading Edge Forum business units, subsidiaries and affiliates for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice. This applies to all jurisdictions including the European Economic Area and by using the services provided you consent to the transfer of your personal information to Leading Edge Forum global entities for the limited purposes.

Changes to this Notice

CSC recently self-certified to the SAFE HARBOR Framework. As a consequence a new section called “EU-US Safe Harbor Privacy Statement” is now enclosed in this Privacy Notice valid from April 2014. The Safe Harbor scheme provides adequate protection for personal data transferred from EU and Switzerland to the US.

CSC reserves the right to change this Privacy Notice from time to time and will provide a summary of any material changes that may affect how we process or use any personal information you previously gave Leading Edge Forum. Be sure to check this page periodically for updates.

Contact

CSC is committed to resolve any complaints you may have in relation to your privacy and Leading Edge Forum’s collection and use of your personal information. Please send any privacy related complaints or requests to info@leadingedgeforum.com.

If you have any questions about this Site, please Email the Web Master at webmaster@leadingedgeforum.com.

Review

This policy is subject to a regular policy review process.

Last Updated: May 2014 to incorporate Safe Harbor Self-certification.